During the spring of 1999 Twisted Pear released their debut 11-track album, 'Peeled'. It was written over a two-year period as both members of the band were in full-time work. Derek Mason, the founder of the band, was a Computer Programmer; Alan Hoose an Infrastructure Technician. All work, from writing the songs to producing the CD, was done in-house by the band. Additional vocals were produced by Clare Peaty, and the Album artwork was created by Colleen (Proxima3) and Paul (Ion-Storm).
The debut album received praise from the likes of the UK's top music magazine Future Music, and BBC Radio One (who featured the title track 'Greenfruit' for 3 months on their web site).
2003 sees the release of Twisted Pear's second album, 'Wired'. The CD features 15 tracks written and produced over the past 3 years. Derek Mason and Alan Hoose again wrote and produced all tracks. Additional vocals were provided by Kris Strama-Rolfe, Clare Peaty, Colleen (Proxima3), and 'bloke' chorus. Two tracks also feature Scott Styne on Guitar. Album artwork was produced by Alan Hoose, Derek Mason and Paul Fox.
Through their knowledge of music and computer technology, Twisted Pear maintain a growing profile on the Internet with 2003 seeing a new web site released. Twisted Pear are currently working on new material towards their third album. They excel in creating several styles of music, including retro 60s / 70's fusions with groovy funky undertones, electric guitar / breakbeat tracks, chill-out ambient, and dance.
Twisted Pear are currently unsigned.
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